Oxfam talks about poverty in a whole new way. By approaching this issue from a rights-based perspective, I finally began to see my privilege not as a barrier to solidarity, but rather as an opportunity to overcome a traditional understanding of how the world works. Instead of viewing people as having “nothing” or as being “poor” and “needy,” waiting to be helped by people of “privilege”, I cast off this language and mentality as deeply flawed, because it promoted an emphasis on our differences, rather than our interrelatedness. – Abbey Vogel, ’16

Read more about the work of Abbey Vogel ’16′s work as an Oxfam Change Leader here! with the OXFAM America CHANGE Initiative here!

The Students for Social Justice’s OXFAM Hunger Awareness committee advocates for issues of hunger and food security. The committee is responsible for the following events and programs: